President Muhammadu Buhari has “sympathised with Nigerians” for theirs pains over the ongoing fuel scarcity,
In a statement released on Sunday, almost three weeks since the latest fuel crisis surfaced, Buhari assured the public that everything was being done to bring the situation under control.
Buhari also doubles as the substantive Minister of Petroleum Resources, and personally oversees the activities of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
“The fuel scarcity being experienced nationwide is regrettable. I sympathize with all Nigerians,on having to endure needless fuel queues,” the statement read.
“I’m being regularly briefed, especially on the NNPC’s interventions to ensure that there is enough petrol available during this period and beyond.
“I have the NNPC’s assurance that the situation will improve significantly over the next few days, as new shipments and supplies are distributed across the country.
“I have also directed the regulators to step up their surveillance and bring an end to hoarding and price inflation by marketers.
“Let me also assure that the relevant agencies will continue to provide updates on the situation. I thank you all for your patience and understanding.”